LULAC Applauds Grand Jury Indictment of the El Paso Domestic Terrorist
Nation’s Oldest & Largest Latino Civil Rights Organization Responds to Decision Expressing Support for Victims’ Families, Latino Community and El Paso District Attorney
El Paso, TX – Today, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) responded to the grand jury indictment of the El Paso shooter who murdered 22 people at a Walmart store last month in a case of domestic terrorism. Domingo Garcia, LULAC President issued the following statement in response to the decision:
“LULAC applauds today’s decision by a grand jury to indict the El Paso shooter on allegations of capital murder. We believe this mass murderer and white supremacist should get his day in court. The massacre of 22 people in cold blood is an act of domestic terrorism, but it will not defeat us.
We want to express our full support for El Paso County District Attorney Jaime Esparza. LULAC and the Latino community expect that this murderer will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. We must send a clear message to white supremacists and those elected officials who support them – there is no place for the politics of hate and extremism in our nation.
LULAC will continue to support the victims and their families. LULAC has set up a special fund to support the families directly impacted. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly towards helping these families.”
The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit https://lulac.org/